Indian Army apprehends 3 PoK residents who crossed LoC in J&K’s Poonch

Prime News, National (Jammu), August 19:- The Indian Army apprehended three residents of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Wednesday after they crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and entered into Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

According to officials, they were accompanied by a fourth PoK resident who managed to escape. Earlier, officials had said four people had been apprehended.

The movement of the four boys who crossed the LoC in the Chaka Da Bagh area of Krishna Ghati sector was picked up by army troops. Three of them were then taken into custody while one managed to flee.

The three detained boys have been identified as Danyal Malik (17), Arbaz Rahim (13) and his brother Umar Rahim (9). They are from Lassi Mang and Troti villages of Chattra and apparently crossed the LoC inadvertently. The authorities are investigating this further.

A search operation for the fourth boy is underway. As per later reports, he may have returned to PoK. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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